Public Policy and You
If food, nutrition and dietetics are part of your profession, then policy should be your passion.
The Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members are experts in food, nutrition, and health working on a broad range of issues to advance the nutritional status of people in our state. There are many ways, key to our practice, by which Washington State Academy's over 1600 dietetics professionals are affected by public policy - and many opportunities to participate in the legislative process, both here in Washington State and in Washington, DC.
Registered dietitians have played key advocacy roles and have benefited from recent legislation in Washington State concerning trans fats, restaurant menu labeling, medical nutrition therapy, and school nutrition.
What’s Going On?
The Public Policy Panel keeps track of and plans activities around current state legislation and federal legislation.
Looking to Get Involved?
If you would like to be involved in Washington State's policy activities consider joining the Policy Team contact the Public Policy Team or participation in specific events.
Another way to be involved is to let us know how your practice area affects public policy and vice versa. When we meet with policymakers we share stories from RDs working on the issues being discussed.